So About Last Night

The BF and I were finishing off a day of birthday celebration by watching King Creole (Elvis!) when it started smelling like a campfire. Since this is not typically how our living room smells, I went to check it out. The kitchen was filling up with smoke. I sent the...
Memphis: River and Blues

Memphis: River and Blues

We find our AirBnB place in a lovely neighborhood about 30 minutes away from the river, but close to a hip neighborhood.  The room is large, but we have to walk through the kitchen and dining room to get to the bathroom, which is off the living room.  The bathroom has...
Mississippi

Mississippi

We decide to break our trip to Memphis in Oxford, MS, where William Faulkner lived and wrote.  After leaving the Battle of New Orleans National Park, we head north.  It turns out that Memphis is pretty much due north from NOLA, and Oxford is not too far out of the...
NOLA 3: French Quarter by Day

NOLA 3: French Quarter by Day

The next day being Monday and free from work, we headed to the French Quarter to do the tourist thing.  We started, of course, at Cafe duMonde, where I introduced Dave to authentic beignet.  Two years before, a local had scoffed at the line of tourists and showed...